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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    This is another one of those issues whereby: I was raised in a fundamentalist Christian household, and I thought what they told me to think. For a lot of years, I believed as they did on the big, important stuff. Then I started reading and understanding the flip side of the coin, which is why at the bright old age of 52 I strongly believe marijuana should be legalized.

    The fact that I also believe that alcohol should be illegal should not be held against me.
    I wouldn't hold you that against you at all..in an ideal world Tobacco and Alcohol would be illegal and everybody would just smoke weed, then we would have world peace

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    I just think if that's the best you have then it's obvious what should be done with Marijuana, legalize it.
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Yes, because a person has the right to imbibe whatever substance they wish. This is based off of the right of self-ownership.
    Then where does it stop? At what point will you let it go before it gets to the point where society no longer functions or moves forward? Where do you say... STOP! ENOUGH!????

    Also I wouldn't be using cigarette's as an example. They are phasing them out as we speak. They are just doing it in a way in which society will accept it in the long run. Baby steps. They are doing so by raising the prices via taxes and by making it illegal to smoke in various places... California currently has it illegal to smoke while driving if you have kids in the car...how long do you think it will be before they use the same excuse to ban smoking along sidewalks? Your home? Cigarette's will no doubt be totally banned within 3-4 decades I'll betchya. Then after that I'll bet they start working on beer.
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Then where does it stop? At what point will you let it go before it gets to the point where society no longer functions or moves forward? Where do you say... STOP! ENOUGH!????

    Also I wouldn't be using cigarette's as an example. They are phasing them out as we speak. They are just doing it in a way in which society will accept it in the long run. Baby steps. They are doing so by raising the prices via taxes and by making it illegal to smoke in various places... California currently has it illegal to smoke while driving if you have kids in the car...how long do you think it will be before they use the same excuse to ban smoking along sidewalks? Your home? Cigarette's will no doubt be totally banned within 3-4 decades I'll betchya. Then after that I'll bet they start working on beer.
    Civil Disobedience

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    This question has been asked before, recently.
    Why the change?
    Do we have scammers/hackers who vote a certain way(en mass) and upset things?
    I only voted "yes" as...:
    1.....man has the right to be "wrong"
    2.....having marijuana illegal accomplishes nothing positive

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Civil Disobedience
    In that case you should be against making it illegal now. Breaking the law as it stands now is civil disobedience.

    But hey lets say it was legal. How many would smoke pot while driving? Just like drinking and driving is illegal you can bet that smoking MJ while driving would be illegal. Which is civil disobedience.
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    In that case you should be against making it illegal now. Breaking the law as it stands now is civil disobedience.

    But hey lets say it was legal. How many would smoke pot while driving? Just like drinking and driving is illegal you can bet that smoking MJ while driving would be illegal. Which is civil disobedience.
    Civil Disobedience carries the obligation to remain moral and ethical. Smoking pot while driving or driving under its influence does not meet that standard.

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Civil Disobedience carries the obligation to remain moral and ethical. Smoking pot while driving or driving under its influence does not meet that standard.
    No actually it doesn't. Civil disobedience is about breaking the law in order to "voice" your disapproval of such and such a law that the government passes, or wants to pass. There are many ways to voice your disapproval without breaking the law. Also one person's moral and ethical beliefs quite often is not the same as another persons. The drunk driver may think that it is ethical and moral to drive while drunk. You may not. Ethics and morals should never come into play when deciding law that governs millions of people. Only what is and isn't good for the people health wise in regards to such things as MJ. A healthy society will last far longer than a diseased one.
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    No actually it doesn't. Civil disobedience is about breaking the law in order to "voice" your disapproval of such and such a law that the government passes, or wants to pass. There are many ways to voice your disapproval without breaking the law. Also one person's moral and ethical beliefs quite often is not the same as another persons. The drunk driver may think that it is ethical and moral to drive while drunk. You may not. Ethics and morals should never come into play when deciding law that governs millions of people. Only what is and isn't good for the people health wise in regards to such things as MJ. A healthy society will last far longer than a diseased one.
    Take your bull**** somewhere else, I'm not buying it. Thoreau's Civil Disobedience absolutely required a moral argument be made which invalidated the illegality.

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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Take your bull**** somewhere else, I'm not buying it. Thoreau's Civil Disobedience absolutely required a moral argument be made which invalidated the illegality.
    There is a big difference between 1849 and 2010. We have a much more evolved set of laws and abilities than we did in 1849. There is no longer a need to bring a gun every where you go. There is no longer a need to break laws in order to voice your displeasure at the government and its laws. We now have things called peaceful protests, internet, phones, radio, television, airplanes that can get you from point A to point B in a matter of hours...or less. We have the ability to do things without breaking the law and still be heard.

    And FYI, not everyone follows Thoreau's Civil Disobediance "guide". There are people out there that break laws in the name of morality and ethics but really have some other agenda. Remember 9/11?

    Now for the disclaimer. I'm not saying that Thoreau's Civil Disobediance idea is not a good one, nor is it not needed. But it should ONLY be used as a LAST resort. When all other possibilities are utterly and totally exhausted. As it was meant. IMO using it first is the sign of weak narrow minded fools that don't really care about anything or anyone but what THEY want.
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    Re: Should Marijuana be legalized?

    One more thing. As evidence of what you could do to voice your displeasure at a law you could use what is called Jury Nullification. A right that all Juror's have at their disposal. If you don't know what it is I would definately suggest that you look it up. I tell everyone about it as it is our last line of defense against laws that the government makes.
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